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ERIC Number: ED220160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Profile Study of Students Entering Career/Technical Programs in the British Columbia Community Colleges and Institutes: Technical Report #5-04-982.
Dennison, John D.; And Others
In 1981, a study was conducted to explore the characteristics of students enrolled in career-technical programs in the community colleges and technical institutes of British Columbia. The first phase of a longitudinal look at these students, the study investigated demographic characteristics; educational, experience, and employment backgrounds; educational objectives; and immediate and long-range career and educational goals. Data sheets were distributed to students entering all career technical programs; 65% of the target population at the colleges and 46% at the technical institutes responded. Findings include the following: (1) the majority of the students were female, and at least 50% were over 25 years of age and enrolled part-time; (2) the educational and career levels of the students' parents were above the provincial average; (3) 10% of the students held bachelor's degrees while an additional 30% had undertaken some postsecondary study; (4) over 66% of the students indicated that their work experience related to their educational program; (5) students over 25 years of age reported enrolling to improve skills, while college-age students sought credentials; (6) "close to home" and "institutional reputation" were the most frequently cited reasons for enrolling in a particular institution; and (7) over 90% indicated that further education was included in their future plans. The study report compares results from the colleges and technical institutes. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Academic Council of British Columbia, Victoria.; British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria. Program Services Div.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Research Council, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia
Note: For a related document, see JC 820 416.